Mariners Comeback Falls Short, Lose 8-6 to Angels

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 21: Umpire Angel Hernandez #5 calls out Domingo Santana #16 of the Seattle Mariners on a throw to Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from from Mike Trout in the fifth inning of the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 21, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

The Mariners bats waited too long to get going as they dropped the series finale to the Angels, 8 to 6. It looked like Seattle would finish without a home fun for just the second game this season. But in the top half of the 9th inning, trailing 8-1, Seattle never quit. They started out the inning with back-to-back with homers from Tom Murphy and Dee Gordon to make it 8-4. Just a couple batters later, Mitch Haniger launched a 2-run home run to left field to make it 8-6. But it was too little too late as they were unable to get anything else going in the 9th inning. In the loss, starting pitcher Mike Leake went 6 innings, allowing 6 hits and 4 earned runs.

Mike Trout had a great game for Los Angeles as he finished 2 of 3 with 2 doubles, and 2 walks. Angels DH, Tommy La Stella had himself a game as well as he went 2 of 3 with 2 solo home runs. The Angles did their best Mariners impression this afternoon as they hit a combined 4 home runs on the day.

Despite losing this game, the Mariners did take 3 out of 4 games from the Angels and hit 14 home runs in the four game series. It was a nice bounce back series after getting swept in the previous two series against Cleveland and Houston. Up next, Seattle heads down to San Diego for a quick 2 game series with the Padres starting on Tuesday.

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